History of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso

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History of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso

Post by Racer-X » Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:57 am

"Looking back to 4 March 1931, at 1:15 pm, at the INPI (National Industrial Property Institute) in Paris: René-Alfred Chauvot officially patents his invention of a "wristwatch which can slide on its base and flip over on itself”. The Reverso watch was born.

It all started during the winter of 1930-1931. While travelling in India, the Swiss businessman and watch collector César de Trey attended a polo match at a club of British army officers. One of these officers, who had just broken the glass of his watch, challenged de Trey to create a watch model robust enough to resist to a polo match."

https://www.timeandwatches.com/p/jaeger ... story.html


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The original patent and drawings of the Reverso


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The original Reverso - 1931
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